Pictures Of Things + Le Love List :: 10/52

March 11th, 2017 - filed under: Furthermore

Just a very short one this week, because it’s been both boring and busy, which doesn’t make for many pictures. But hey – TEN! I kind of can’t believe I made it to week ten! When I decided to attempt this 52Photo project, it was completely on a whim. I decided to do 52 photo posts, like, the very same day I announced my intention to do 52 photo posts. So in all honesty, I wasn’t actually sure how well I’d be able to keep it up. But HUZZAH! Ten weeks so far and still going.

Here’s to 42 more!

Week 10. Here’s what it looked like:


♥ The last of the birthday celebrating, with my godparents. (gosh he’s so big) ♥

Dinner at said birthday celebration. My godmother always makes the prettiest plates of food.

This week was the Science Fair. We learned about different states of matter, and we made slime. I wish I had a recording of Waits explaining “It’s a non-Newtonian fluid!” because that is definitely one of the cutest things I’ve ever heard.

Shoutout to my new boss who brings me matcha mochi fro the Asian market.

And shoutout to this most handsome fellow. He and I no longer own a wine bar! Which means we no longer work every single weekend. Which means — date nights!

Oh, date nights. I sure have missed you!

Guys. OMG, guys. So I am down south for the weekend for Natural Products Expo West, and I am staying with Joni in Long Beach again. And here in Long Beach, there is sort of this incense thing? Like, all the bodegas and corner stores have incense. A lot of it. And when I arrived at Joni’s on Friday night, she presented me wit this most epic gift: Michelle and Barack Obmama inspired incense! CAN YOU EVEN HANDLE IT???

Yeah, me neither.


Okay, now it’s time for the one, the only, Le Love List!

Not being a minimalist. // Squats. // My new job, temporary but familiar and with so very much potential (crossing all my fingers and toes). // Pregnant friends. // Feeling the weather warming up again. // Wearing my overalls to work in the garden (the kiddos love it). // Vegan Street Fair is in two weeks!!!!. // Really amazing, heartfelt hugs from Dan. // Pranking Jackie with Joni and Brian and Erin. // Walking the convention room floor and seeing so many exciting new things . . . and so many exciting people! // And in that vein: reconnecting with all my vegan blogger and business pals at Expo this weekend. So many friendly faces and warm embraces, so much fun and love and celebration. I feel incredibly lucky to be a part of such an awesome community, full of movers and makers, creators and innovators, artists and writers and oh, so many “personalities”. They are a pretty fun bunch! Dynamic and diverse and impassioned, every one. And I am proud to stand among them. ♥


Alright guys, now it’s your turn! I really love reading your own Le Love Lists, so please leave them down in the comments below. What are the little things in your life that make you smile this week?

Happy Sunday, I hope you have a most wonderful week!

  • Shannon

    Love the snapshots into your life. My love list this week: hiking alone and with friends, coffee in bed, donuts, Skype, and gulping up a book in one night (a handmaid’s tale).

  • Sarah C.

    I want to hear what those incenses smell like! We’ve been reviving our incense habit lately (stopped while my girl was a baby for lung health) and I love it. Our fave is inspired by the sun – something we bought boxes and boxes of at an Indian market years ago.

    You know, I also want to hear more about anti-minimalism. I am very much of two minds about the minimalism trend, so if you think you have a whole post about it I bet that’s something we’d all love to hear your thoughts on.

    Loving this week: my outdoor seeds are finally sprouting! // my husband just built me a gorgeous new compost bin! // running (I’m back up to 2 miles after a looooooong hiatus)// it’s spring break week for me, so I get a few days to do my own work (instead of teaching) before heading to LA for a conference // going to see a great vegan pal there and we’re going to eat all the food in LA!

  • Sayward Rebhal

    Obama is brighter and fresher than I would have expected. Citrus and jasmine; not enough musk. Michelle is *exactly* how it should smell: smooth and strong and sexy as fuck, but cool and not trying.

    Anti-minimalism I will have to gather my thoughts on. Int he meantime, this article says a lot about what bothers me:

    Thank you for the awesome Love List!

  • Sayward Rebhal

    I want to read that sooooo bad! I’m really excited for the Hulu miniseries but I want to make sure and read it first. Was it that good? (I’m guessing so, since one sitting)

  • Sarah C.

    Thanks for the link – it echos a lot of what I think about the topic! I feel simultaneously like it’s incredibly pretentious and wasteful and consumerist idea (“just throw away anything you’re done with since you can always buy it again later” – almost a direct quote from Marie Kondo) and ick for the environment. But at the same time, clearing out some of my kitchen cabinets has in fact cleared up space to really use the items I like the most (but were inaccessible for the clutter) and I like trying to make my home space more user-friendly (ie less cluttered). {Side note, did you hear the quote from some exec at IKEA saying that our culture was at “peak stuff” right now and the NPR interviewer asked “so you’re going to stop expanding stores and products then?” and she was all like “UHHHH…..” Hilarity.}

  • Shannon

    Really good and I thought an easy read!! I’m gonna have to get Hulu soon for that and twin peaks.

  • Lindsey

    Fascinating article on minimalism. I would love to hear more of your thoughts on this topic. I adopted the philosophy a few years ago and it has truly helped me with my anxiety. I no longer buy things that I don’t love or need anymore, it’s been very freeing to me. And I no longer feel that I need to buy things just to fit in with society. I just love your blog Sayward…you always make me think ❤️

  • Rachel

    Isn’t Long Beach just the best? I lived there for three years, and I really miss it. It’s all the really great stuff about LA, but artsier and beachier. If you haven’t checked it out, next time you’re down there, walk around the 4th street arts district. Cool area and a really great indy movie theater.

  • Sayward Rebhal

    Long Beach is a hidden gem, I seriously had no idea!